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Canada Transportation Act

Version of section 51 from 2007-06-22 to 2018-05-22:

Marginal note:Confidentiality of information

  •  (1) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act or any other Act of Parliament, information required to be provided to the Minister pursuant to this Act is, when it is received by the Minister, confidential and must not knowingly be disclosed or made available by any person without the authorization of the person who provided the information or documentation, except for the purposes of a prosecution of a contravention of section 173.

  • Marginal note:Communication of information

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply so as to prohibit

    • (a) the communication of information to the Agency or to a minister of the Crown in right of Canada, the agent of any such minister or an officer or employee of, or adviser to, Her Majesty in right of Canada for the purposes of the administration of this Act or any other Act of Parliament or for the purposes of the development of policies;

    • (b) the communication of information to persons referred to in paragraph 50(1.1)(c) that is necessary for them to carry out their duties and functions;

    • (c) the reporting of information in an aggregated form that prevents information obtained from an identifiable person from being related to that person;

    • (d) the communication of information by the Minister for the purpose of monitoring the grain transportation and handling system; or

    • (e) the communication of information that is available to, or ascertainable by, the public.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2.1) The Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make regulations respecting the terms and conditions for the communication of information referred to in subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Safe and secure procedures

    (3) The Minister shall ensure that the procedures and physical measures taken to ensure the confidentiality of information provided to the Minister pursuant to this Act, including the keeping of electronic data, are safe and secure.

  • Marginal note:Requirement for other persons to maintain confidentiality

    (4) Any person who receives information from the Minister that is confidential under this Act shall not knowingly disclose that information and shall take the measures necessary to maintain its confidentiality.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 51
  • 2000, c. 16, s. 2
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 10

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